Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let's Say Good Bye September

Another month has finally passed.. so here it is, one last day before October..
the weather has started to get sunny,
and its time to put some sandals on,
have a lil bit of picnic and everything..

I went to the Shrine of Remambrance in St Kilda rd (*just opposite my apartment, if that's necessary to say),
and the thing is, I has lived here for almost 4years, and I have never put my foot in there..
and here it is, me, planning to stay in Australia for the rest of my life..

Well, anyway, I went there, with a box of frankfurt cocktail sausages, two meat pies, some water and some twiggies..
Erick also bring his iphone, and we're planning to play some frisbee..
here's some photos..

my impression is, that this place is really nice..
plus the perfect weather,
and now not to mention, perfect partner to go with..

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are you digital ready?

Why is Australia switching to digital TV?
Digital TV will give all Australians the opportunity to enjoy a better TV viewing experience. But that's not the only reason. - Australia Government Digital Switchover Taskforce

Most of the time, i always missed my favorite TV show. So, if I wanted to switch to digital, I will buy a set top box with a personal recorder, so I wont need to worry about missing my favorite show anymore..
Owh.. how technology make our life even more wonderful..

So, still deciding between these two set top box,
both has the ability to record the show,
but some has its pros and cons on itself..
one i found from Dick Smith, and another one from Kmart..

Pro's: Easy to use, simple design, good price, work with FAT32 and NTFS
Con's: Remote need to be pointed to the unit, can not record more than one chanel at a time
Price: AUD79

Pro's: Advance functionality, record more than one channel, can pause TV show and record it
Con's: Complicated, a bit expensive, work with FAT32 only
Price: AUD99.95

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Permanent Residency of Australia

I dont want to talk about how stress i am atm with the situation of PR application,
mainly because I havent make my mine about how Im going to react regarding this,
and also because I want to focus on the positive, and
because my BF has successfully cheered me up and i dont want to disappoint him..
he also got me this certificate of permanent residency printed out to help me focus on being positive and trust that there's going to be a way..

i put this at the back of my bedroom door, so everynight i will see it and i'll be smiling..
he's so sweet =)

Miss, Ms, Mrs ?

I never really know what's the difference between Miss and Ms..
but i know Mrs is for married woman..
so, I Googled it and read through a lot of Yahoo answers, forums, and many things else (wow, enough with research life eh?)..

i think this link here might concludes everything..

Mrs - married woman
Miss - unmarried woman
Ms - married/unmarried woman
Ms is used out of courtesy when we do not know the marital status of the woman, or if she prefers the title.

another thing, the way we say it suppose to be different,
and this is new to me, never notice about it at all before,
Ms = /miz/
Miss = /mis/

well, i might say you can use Ms when you're not sure if the person you're addressing to is married or not..
this way, i clear the things on my head

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Due Dates is Coming

Another thing about the end of September is, that my BF need to lodge for his TR or PR, whatever suitable for him atm.. He needed it to be done by September 30, the day when his student visa expired..

So, we decided to do it on our own, without the help if any agent..
This is why we need to be really careful with every document that we have, so that everything goes right, and he can get - the very least - his bridging visa A..

We did this, and everything goes well, besides the fact that we got a lil fight in between.. basically we fight about how we need to translate our document, and certify it, and uploading it again to the eVisa system.. but anyway, everything is sorted out now, and we're quite happy that we got his bridging visa A already..

another important to do list:
organize his parent and family visit

gud luck to us..

Friday, September 24, 2010

When September Ends

We're almost there, another end of the month..
nope, am not stressing about anything, besides the fact that my lil sis is coming to Melbourne really soon (*which im really excited about),
but September is special,
why? cause it means..
all of the TV series, movies and many other things start to roll again..
so i get to use my internet bandwidth, which so far never been used more than 50% from its limit, effectively..

The first show that im following atm is America Next Top Model..
i envy Tyra Bank, she always do her things in an extraordinary way,
so.. my new fave for the ANTM Cycle 15 (i put it in order)
1. Ann
2. Kayla
3. Liz
4. Rhianna
5. Jane
6. Terra
7. Chris
8. Lexie
9. Kendal
10. Chelsey
11. Sara
13. Esther
14. AnaMaria

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are

Nice video, nice singer, nice song, nice lyrics..
Am so into it..

Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same

So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick Post

I hate liar, I hate two-faces friend, I hate fake attitude
I want honesty, truthful and pure-minded friend

A friend of mine gave me this link, showing my characteristics as a Virgo..
and she highlight this part to me..
People who were born in this period are as a rule generally successful in life. They have keen, good intellects, are very discriminating about those with whom they associate, and in all business matters they have good judgment, and are not easily imposed upon or deceived.

Well, apparently its partly true,making it even stressfull about my good judgement.
I dont want to judge the book from its cover, but sometimes i just feel that i know something else is going on..
and i actually prefer not to know, in most cases..

Need to drag myself into a more positive attitude than ever..

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Best is Yet to Come - Frank Sinatra

Out of the tree of life, I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything started to hum
Still its a real good bet, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come, and baby wont it be fine
You think you've seen the sun, but you aint seen it shine

Wait till the warm-up's underway
Wait till our lips have met
Wait till you see that sunshine day
You aint seen nothin yet

The best is yet to come, and baby wont it be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day your mine

The best is yet to come
Come the day your mine
Oh come the day your mine
I'm gonna teach you to fly
We've only tasted the wine
We're gonna drain that cup dry

Wait till your charms are right, for the arms to surround
You think you've flown before, but you aint left the ground

Wait till you're locked in my embrace
Wait till I hold you near
Wait till you see that sunshine place
There ain't nothin like it here

The best is yet to come, and baby wont it be fine
The best is yet to come, come the day your mine
Come the day your mine
I've got plans for you baby
And baby you're gonna fly

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ehm - Imagination

Imagination via That's Melbourne
"Clothing and accessories offered at Imagination are reasonably priced and offer something eye-catching and different"

Shop 2B, Ground
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Show on the map

Contact Details
Tel.:9654 2968

Opening hours
Mon: 10am - 8pm
Tue: 10am - 8pm
Wed: 10am - 8pm
Thu: 10am - 9pm
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 8pm

Friday, September 17, 2010

See You not Good Bye

One of my best friend here in Melbourne has just celebrated his graduation last night, and he will soon move to Shanghai to finish his language lesson..
that is why tonight he is going to have a graduation and farewell dinner all together..

I dont know why, but i feel that everything is rolling very fast lately and i feel like im losing control.. i wonder, whats the rush here? we're not losing anything rite?
its not a "forever good bye", its just another "see you" but in a longer time..
besides, we goot technology all over now, we got FB, MSN, BB, or even e-mail to keep us all in touch =(

I start to think that we've been friends for quite sometime now,
4 years i guess, and we've been going through all ups and downs for a friendship,
and i think i would say, he's been a GREAT friend to me,
so i wish you, Tommy,
"the best luck for the new life in Shanghai, whatever it is that you're looking up there"

and a lil something for you buddy, hope you like it

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shopping Temptation - Typo

So, I went to Chadstone anyway yesterday,
but my intention was not to shop, or at least not for myself..
My friend and I went to Chadstone to buy a present for my other friend who will graduate tonight..
The present im referring to is a pair of jeans, to be specific, Ksubi Jeans
and this VIP event might give 15% - 20% at least discount =)

First time we get there,
straight to the shop - General Pants Co
*check the style, the price, and the size
we did check to the other store that might have the same jeans, but apparently they dont sell Ksubi at all..

then here we go,
get some lunch,
walking around,
and end up in Supre since it rarely gives you 20% off on VIP party,
and Cotton On since it gives you 30% off (which is quite big) for new signing up on that day..

as i said before,
nothing interest me in particular,
so i just keep browsing and browsing around,
until i got to the "Typo" section..
i love Typo,
they sell simple, vintage, conceptual stuff (*choose two minimum, for every single product that they sell),
which I like =)
and since in this Typo is located at Cotton On, it means I got to pay 30% less if I sign up,
so I quickly grab the stuff that I want and treat myself a lil pleasure

The flip clock has made my day, as its clean and simple design has been in my list of clock to hunt for in the last two months (*remember, stuff to buy for my new apartment?) This kind of clock is everywhere.. you can even get one as an iPhone app. Here's my Typo Flip Clock ($20, reduced to $12).

And a small lampion lamp, that I dont know how it supposed to look like when I decided to buy it. I just know that it should be nice and its 30% off. Turns out it supposed to be a decoration lamp in a christmas tree or something.. well, maybe I should get a pole or a shelfing unit where i can twist it around. My sweet red-pink lampion ($20, reduced to $12).

luv it so much

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chadstone VIP Party - September 15 Offer

Ahh.. ya, finally get the sneak peak for tomorrow's VIP sale at Chadstone..
Am not so excited though,
was thinking to buy a new pair of jeans (since my housemate talked about it before) or maybe shoes and bags?
But am not so excited anymore..

I think its not a good time to spend money on things that I dont really need,
1. i dont really need to buy anything
2. i dont really want to buy anything
3. i dont really in the mood of shopping
4. i dont know when to go
5. i dont know who to go with
and i think its wiser of me if i just spend my day doing something else that i really need, really want, really in the mood of, and i can go and know who to go with ^^

here's some sneak peak for tomorrows offer

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Jumbo Cup

Oh my, almost forgot the best part of my bday is.... bday present....
from my BF, and this is the best present so far hahahaha....

I've been going back to T2 - the tea shop - for 3times just to have a look at this cup and adore its cute and cleanliness..
the picture I got from T2 doesnt really show it,
but this is real cute =)

Quoted from the T2 website,
the cup is 0.4L in volume,
and it means thats its between one to two serve of normal cup..
One of my friend even told me that the cup is really huge, they called it jumbo glass cup, and i wont be able to finish my tea ever..
but i told her that if i really buy the cup, i will use it for every purpose..
i'll use it for drinking water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda, or even milk..

i wanted to put the image here later on with each kind of drink that i drank from the cup..
so, be with me =)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Starting Something New is not EASY

I feel that I am a lucky girl,
Im not saying that I always get what I want,
but as what my mom always said,
and maybe as a true believer to God as well,
I feel that I always get the best for me..
and there's always a way for everything..

One real example in my life?
Job Hunting
Just righ on time when I feel like Im not ready to live by myself,
*i mean financially*
i got the email asking if I can tutor the two class for the unit am teaching atm..
PS: I did not expect to get the class this semester at all, in fact I almost forgot that I applied for one, coincidence? =)

So, whats the problem?

There is not yet a problem actually,
but Im just too scared to start something new (*as always),
and I am at the moment doing something new in my life..

what is this something new?
Im helping my mom to conduct a new business for her,
from Melbourne,
while the business going to be basing in Semarang, Indonesia
and how can I help?
I wanted to make a website for her business,
but Im just not sure how it will went later on..
atm, i feel the pain of fear for starting something new..
and it is not EASY, but possible..


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chadstone VIP Party

Omg, it's been ages since the last VIP i've gone to, or even heard.. and here they are, next Wednesday - September 15, "Chadstone VIP Shopping and Fashion Party"
I dont know what I want to buy, but I feel like going, the urge insde myself says that I need to go serve myself a little enjoyment =D

Let's see what I can get later on,
and I decided to go to Chadstone to browse around before the day
oh Yes, maybe have a look at some bags

i haven't got the list of the offers yet,
they usually send it the day before,
so lets see later

from here

MARIA - Mama Alpha Romeo India Alpha

Me and BF talked about his job and his boss, before we finally talked about how his boss use the "phonetic alphabet" when spelling a password or names or basicall anything that you need to spell..
We tried to figure every single aplhabet but cant manage to complete the A to Z,
so anyway, I googled it and..

apparently this is called "NATO phonetic alphabet",
and even though there's some difference between countries like US and Australia (eg: M for "Mike" in US, and "Mama" for Australia), but overall i think this is the complete list...

A .......... ALPHA
B .......... BRAVO
C .......... CHARLIE
D .......... DELTA
E .......... ECHO
F .......... FOXTROT
G .......... GOLF
H .......... HOTEL
I .......... INDIA
J .......... JULIET
K .......... KILO
L .......... LIMA
M .......... MAMA
N .......... NOVEMBER
O .......... OSCAR
P .......... PAPA
Q .......... QUEBEC
R .......... ROMEO
S .......... SIERRA
T .......... TANGO
U .......... UNIFORM
V .......... VICTOR
W .......... WHISKY
X .......... X-RAY
Y .......... YANKEE
Z .......... ZULU
*i got it from here

Monday, September 6, 2010

officially one year older

Yesterday was my birthday, and I am officialy 22 now
not a bad number isnt it?

not bad for being 22 - finished Honours with the possibility of pHd scholarship from a well known univ like Monash
not bad for being 22 - having the most understanding and honest BF
not bad for being 22 - leaving in a nice apartment, close to city with lovely environment and housemates
not bad for being 22 - healthy body, no glasses needed; read: i can eat anythingggg
not bad for being 22 - helping my own life by tutoring in my univ
not bad for being 22 - i can still smile while writing this post =)

not bad for being a birthday girl all over again after a year,
happy birthday to me

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Note for September

"Focus on what you DO know, and what you DON'T know will take care of itself" - Leah, Home and Away
So, I wanted to make a note listing my important things to do based on what i DO know, and i belive the DON'T know will be thrown away =D

  • Finished Erick's PR application
  • Cook "Babi Tim"
  • Enough Sleep, Enough Sport, Enough Self Quality Time - basically Be Happy
  • Earn More Money
  • Self Improvement
  • Finish my new Favorite Book (*I haven't even buy it yet, i always read a lil bit of the book in Borders when I got time)
  • Use my Bookshop Gift Voucher (*before it get expired)
  • Have Fun

from here

Hello, September - let's put a smile on your face

This is September already, and I wish that everything will be better..
So, why not maken an effort by posting something that can cheer everybody up?
At least, these random stuff can put a smile on my face

1. cute toaster, you can write your message at the top of the toaster and then it will be toasted to your bread ~ aaa so cute

2. stabilo ads, very creative

3. "dont eat me", egg screamed

4. creative rejoice shampoo ads

5. poor rat, once trapped - he cant get away

6. euw.. you still want to wash your hand from it?

7. cute creative milk pour

8. look carefully, it's no magic chair

9. cute rug, with two egg yolks on it

10. cute XP and Sony PSP Console lunch box

11. someone keep on stealing your lunch? use this bag.. for sure no one will steal it from you

12. finally, read before you sleep, and dont worry about putting away your book anymore =D

*i got this pics from many webs and linkslong time ago already. and i have no idea the exact sources anymore. but am sure our Internet guru, Google has it =D*